Eco-friendly pet accessories

Stylish beds and toys for your dog or cat

organic dog bed

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Eco-friendly dog bed

With an organic cotton cover and a cushion using 100% recycled plastic bottles, this extra-soft bed is a great choice for older dogs. Organic Bumper Bed by West Paw Design (in five colors and sizes; from $68).

recyclable cat bed

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Recyclable cat bed

Made with 35% post-consumer recycled cardboard, this stylish, durable feline favorite can be recycled (again) after its three-year life cycle. Marmalade Pet Care Cheeky Chaise Cat Bed from Design Public (6½ by 11 by 34 inches; $140).

Recycled rubber ball

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Rubber toy

Puppies of all ages will love this tough ball, made from manufacturing scraps. Now who’s the good boy? Orbee-Tuff RecycleBall from Branch ($12) ​or Planet Dog.

eco-friendly leash

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Hemp leashes

Keep Rover from roving with a leash made from naturally strong and durable eco-friendly hemp. Leash with fleece-lined handle by Planet Dog (5 feet long; $22).

catnip seeds

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Locavore catnip

Grow your own—organically. Seed pack of organic catnip from Botanical Interests ($1.89 per pack). 

Catmint (Nepeta Faassenii)

Photo by Charles Mann

A garden treat for your cat

Cats adore this close relative of catnip. It forms a mound of sage green leaves topped by sprays of tiny lavender-blue flowers. After a big flush of flowers in May and June, catmint reblooms in late summer.

Plant some just for your cat to enjoy. (Start with a fairly large plant; kitties can love small ones to death.) 

How to grow catmint

modern cottage

Sheila Schmitz

Modern doghouse

Our Modern Cottage prefab idea house included a mod prefab dog house complete with living roof.

The Dog cabana by Modern Cabana (2 by 3 by 3 feet; $500) is constructed of FSC-certified lumber and nontoxic finishes—and comes with a ready-to-plant roof. Snoopy would love it.

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A dog's eye view

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A dog's eye view

Windows in this Wyoming home have been included for the benefit of all. The family's dog Willow enjoys a tailor-made view to the outside.

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